2-4th Soto Zen Ministers Conference at San Francisco
3rd Karaoke Night 7:30pm
11th Rev. Myoshin Lang's Farewell Party
12th Columbus Day – Temple Closed
13th Board Meeting 7:30pm
18th Fujinlkai Meeting 10:00am
Eitaikyo, Monthly Service & Memorial 11:00am
Tokuha Fukyo Buddhist Lecture 11:30am
24th Kojinan Zendo 15th Anniversary
25th S.F. Sokoji 75th Anniversary
Dr. Kato’s Buddhism Lecture in Japanese 10:00am
1st Chasen Kuyo 11:00am
7th Karaoke Night
8th Shichi-Go-San 11:00am
10th Board meeting 7:30pm
11th Veterans Day -Temple Closed
13-22nd Brazil Trip
26 Thanksgiving - Temple Closed
29 Fujikai Meeting 10:00am
Monthly Service & Memorial 11:00am
ROHATSU SESSHIN BEGINS 6:30PM through Dec. 5th
MYOSHIN SENSEI MAHOLO & GOOD LUCK LUNCHEON
How long have you known Myoshin John Lang Sensei? Two years? Four years? Longer?
No matter how long you've known Myoshin Sensei, he has left a lasting impression.
His gentle personality, soft voice, assisting with various activities, and volunteering
whenever possible are some of the traits we will miss. The things that we will miss
the most are the things he has developed at the temple in his quiet ways such as:
(1) a strong Zazenkai teaching the appropriate way to meditate, (2) introducing the
English version of Sutra Chanting, (3) providing the members the choice of having
the funeral or wedding in English, (4) giving high school and college students the
opportunity to visit Zenshuji and understand the philosophy of Buddhism, (5) Busshin
editor, (6) audio/visual technician, (7) member/advisor of various committees, and
(8) great spiritual leader to many.
Where is he going? Well, Myoshin Sensei has been given the opportunity to
be the resident minister at the Taishoji Temple in Hilo. Hawaii. The request was
made from Bishop Komagata of Soto Zen Buddhism Hawaii Office. With the approval of
Bishop Akiba and the Board of Directors, Myoshin Sensei went for an interview and
a letter of request to transfer was sent to Japan's Shumucho. Even though we will
miss Myoshin Sensei's presence very much. we cannot detain him from seeking new experiences
and responsibilities as a resident minister at a temple of his own.
The Board of Directors would like to invite everyone to a 'Mahalo and Good
Luck Luncheon' on Sunday, October 11, 2009 at Zenshuji Social Hall. There will be
a service at 11:00am where Sensei will give his last sermon, followed by the Luncheon.
Donation will be $20.00 which will include the lunch and gift. We hope to see everyone.
Please make your reservation at Zenshuji: (213) 624-8658. Reservation Form
On November 1st at 11am, Zenshuji will again host Chasen Kuyo. Tickets for
seeing the Tea Ceremony combined with a beautiful Vegetarian Luncheon are priced
at $40.00 per person. For more information please call Zenshuji at 213-624-8658 Reservation Form (Please reserve by 10/26.)
A visiting zen monk from Japan, Rev. Tenshin Nakano will give a special
Dhama Talk on living Zen in our contemporary life on Sunday, October 18th starting
around 11:30 am after Eitaikyo service at 11:00 am.
Title: ‘The Way of Living "Here, Right Now" is Always Being Tested’ Everyone is
welcome. Free admission.
SHICHI GO SAN - 7 5 3
On November 8th, Zenshuji will be having the Shichi Go San service celebrating
and blessing the health and well being of 3 & 7 year old girls and 5 year old boys.
The service will be at 11am and those wishing to participate should contact the Temple.
The cost will be $30.00 per child. Photography will be handled by Toyo Miyatake Studio
and should be contacted directly. Reservation Form
ZENDEKO WORKSHOP A SUCCESS!
During the week of August 11-15, 2009, Zendeko hosted a Taiko Workshop under
the guidance of instructor Rintaro Tateishi. Assisting were veteran members of Zendeko.
17 happy and enthusiastic students were taught the basic skills of taiko playing.
At the end of the one week session, the students performed a recital for their parents.
The parents were very proud of the accomplishments of the child. Certificates of
Participation were given and students asked for future workshops.
SANO SENSEI RETURNS TO JAPAN
Reverend Sano returned to Japan on August 26, 2009. He had a wonderful experience
while at Zenshuji, He participated with the Tuesday Volunteer group where he learned
how valuable it is to have members help maintain the beauty of the temple and mail
packets to the members with information. He went to the Los Angeles Buddhist Federation
Children's Summer Camp and learned how important it is to involve and keep the interest
of the future generation of children. He enjoyed participating in the Annual Obon/Carnival
the American way. Zazenkai hosted a lecture by Sano Sensei. He gave a slide show
about his training at Eiheiji Monastery in Fukui-ken, Japan. Those who attended found
it very interesting and informative. Upon returning from a short trip to Japan to
celebrate Obon, he had the opportunity to visit Oakland/San Francisco area. He was
very thankful for the time he spent at Zenshuji and the friendship he formed. We
thanked him for his service to the temple and congregation.